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Where Did All the War Protesters Go?

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by The Old American
The war protesters are overwhelmingly leftist. They always have been. Their God is in the seat of power now. They're not going to anger him. He might take away their entitlements.

/TOA
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that would be my guess




posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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I don't believe for a second that Obama is the Antichrist. But I swear he has an almost supernatural ability to make people believe that he's doing the right thing.


Odd isn't it, interesting how he loves to hold those private meeting with the opposition,

I wont say what I am thinking



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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case in point;
the media loved Cindy Sheehan when she was targeting W, but when she ran for congress against Pelosi the media dropped her like whatever.
I think much of the protesting was just shallow posturing by college kids anyway. their profs lost interest and now so have they.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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I feel bad for Sheehan.

She was paraded around like some great savior when Bush was in office while the "right" ridiculed her as a nut.

Now they all ridicule her as a nut.

They used her as a useless idiot. And apparently she was the only one who believed what she stood for.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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I'm think'in like this. The majority of protestors finally realised the same thing voters now need to realise. Then all of us collectively. Our Rulers only understand violence. What are peaceful protesters met with? Absolute brutallity.
Zoning and appropriations at the very least. Does it do any good to protest or vote in No. Korea ? Democracy is a facade ran by a socialist cabal of elites. Protesting? To the elite, that's like some one else's kid holding their breath and stomping their feet. They think it's hilarious and love to sick their loyal dogs on em when they can.
All prolly entertainment to them. They don't give a crap.
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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I protested even after Obama got into office, just last year actually. Was with a nice group who didn't mind what president was in office, but supported to end the war/s ...bring the troops home.
As others have mentioned, it's more risky now, even the very non violent protests.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Were they just hypocrites protesting because a right winger was in office but they fall silent once a left winger is elected? Party blindness? Do they believe the wars under Bush were not justified but under Obama they are justified? What makes it different now?

I think you hit the nail on the head right here. It is OK for a demonkrat president to have multiple wars.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by works4dhs
 


I feel bad for Sheehan.

She was paraded around like some great savior when Bush was in office while the "right" ridiculed her as a nut.

Now they all ridicule her as a nut.

They used her as a useless idiot. And apparently she was the only one who believed what she stood for.


Sheehan is a disgusting lowlife who used her son for publicity.

People finally saw her for what she was and dropped her like a bad habit.

Case in point.

For two years her son went without a tombstone, the same son that died and started her on the protesting road. The Army paid her 200,000 dollars in life insurance from her son and she only put a tombstone on her sons grave after she started getting negative coverage about it. She used that money to further her agenda and that is just a small reason she was ridiculed.

Heck, her own husband divorced her because she turned into a disgusting person and her family has all but disowned her.

I hope we never have to see her face in a public arena again.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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Hi Ashley, in my view you cannot apply hypocrisy to all war protestors.

Speaking as a one of anti-protestors myself, my opposition against Iraq was based on the WMD lies behind the motive to send ground troops into Iraq. I felt differently about Afghanistan as I supported the idea of attacking terrorists cells in that country to bring down Osama. This is in part why I any many other voters supported Obama, because he stated he would decrease troops from iraq which people like myself felt like a complete lie and the focus was again on where the real war needed to be. So my point is, the Iraq war protestors are not anti-war, period, it depends on the war and nature of it that we are talking about.

As for Libya and Yemen? I don't support the government attacking those countries, but likewise, we are talking about airstrikes, one of many many that this country conducts on a yearly basis. Goodness knows howmany military operations have been conducted in countries we do not even know of. It gets to the point where it is a moot to jump every time there is even a minor attack on another country, we've already made our point over where we stand.

There are still active anti war protestors as well Ashley, maybe the media is tired of showing them:



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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Those protestors are too busy getting ready for the next Obama campaign. Duh!!!!



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by Roguesheep
Perhaps people don't see the point of it any more.

In the UK we had a million people marching in protest against the Iraq war and it still happened.



I dont think thats it. I think the packaging of these wars (Afghanistan and Libya) as "humanitarian" just made liberals swallow when they should have spit.

Ive been in many fights in real life with people I know in real about how the very things they wanted Bush to hang for, (the Patriot Act, torture, holding people without trial, and wars against people who had not attacked us) they will absolutely defend to the death when Obama does them.

Its just ignorant partisanship.

Edit to add;

And just to be clear, I am no fan of Bush, either. I just believe something is wrong on principle, or it isnt. And if it is wrong when "the other guy does it" it is also, clearly, wrong when your guy does it too.

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by The Old American

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
People didn't just spontaneously erupt into mass anti war protests. They were planned, paid for and organized using millions of dollars by organizations with agendas. The main agenda being to oust Bush and most organizations and their benifactors had socialist ties whereas now Obama is in and they are not going to attack their own offspring, so to speak.
The answer is as plain as the nose on your face.


War protesting was not created in the '80s or '90s. People have been protesting in America since America was created. The height of the protest movement was in the '60s with the "Make Love, Not War" movements against the Vietnam war.

But they didn't have a religious leader back then like Obama to lead America with the national defense policies He is perpetrating overseas. The days of war are gone! This is a new religion! And their hippie minds will be full of all of the cool free social programs, love, peace He gave to them when they march to the election polls to vote for Him in 2012.

/TOA


Do you mean like 60's socialist radical Bill Ayers? Yeah of course there's always a connection to the past. The radical socialist agenda behind the demonstrations remained the same. Remember, someone had to teach the Ayer's of that era just as he taught Obama.
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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the last time the left protested one of their own for war was vietnam

since then they have only protested the bushes for the gulf wars.

not too much was said about clinton for bosnia and kosovo and somalia

as it stands right now obama is in iraq,afghanistan,pakistan,libya,yemen thats 3 more than those two illegal and immoral wars.

the mantra bush lied and people died - died with the election of obama because the left can do no wrong.

obama lied and people died is the truth didnt end those wars but expanded them to 3 other countries.

the tag line "humanitarian" just like bosnia,and somalia from what i have read bill clinton mobilized the military more than any president in modern history with exception of bush

bush took that title and now obama took that title from bush.

and yet the history books have already been written democratic presidents have blood on their hands in their righteous might are herladed as saviors.

the republican presidents have become heralded as war criminals and need to be put to death.

democrat and republican the most evil people in the world are the republicans and those people who shouted that longest and loudest are those people from which we hear nothing but defeaning silence.

antiwar protestors and the media only come out to play when theres a R by their names.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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Thanks for your reply and your honesty in what you support and what you don't. I was mostly curious about how the protesters felt and how they justify some but not others. You explained it well from your perspective so it's appreciated.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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the MSM pretty much feeds us news as they deem fit and war protesters are not fit for us to see.As far as the wars go they are there to make money.The politicians borrow money from the fed at interest so the bankers make thier money.They use the money to buy cruise missles,ammo,etc etc.The corporations make thier money.
The bankers and the corporations fund the politicians campaign and the politician makes his or her cut of the pie.
Since the irs is nothing more than a collection agency for the fed,you will be the one paying as will your children and grandchildren.When these scum politicians get hung for treason(they ignore thier oath to the constitution)the country will straighten out.Provided it lasts long enough for the sheep to wakeup.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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The only thing that happens if you protest is that you get arrested and/or beaten.

The right to protest? Well, since the 1960's the police come out to any protest and arrest people, like its routine. Like it's okay here we go everyone we have to do this just come along. Like it's just part of some play being acted out. That's BS, there is the right to protest peacefully. Oh well, nobody cares or is willing to risk it. And why should they, when it solves NOTHING and changes NOTHING.

We have a VIOLENT WAR being waged against the people. If you are having war waged on you there's only so many options left.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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Southern Guardian,
you are just an apologist for the DNC.
What do you mean, anti-war protestors pick and choose the wars they support? What a load of crap.
So, they were "anti-Iraq" war protestors, but it is okay to bomb the rest?
The truth is, you bought into the "Bush is evil" brigade (which is actually GOOD), but you bought into it for all of the wrong reasons...not because you are against WAR, but because you were against BUSH.
You really have no clue why we are even fighting these wars, OR, you are an apologist for the DNC.
Take your pick, SG. Own it.


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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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you hit it right on, i was in the service 1964-68, you went in or got drafted.

the young ladies were losing their boyfriends, much fury.

the buses came for the young men, every comunity had to meet their quota.

mothers worried their kids were going to be shot.

brought back many memories.

today i see young men going in to be officers, i don't know where they get the others from.

the disconnect from society is almost total.

the USSR went home when they went bankcrupt, as previous Empires.

and bankruptcy is propably the only historical force capable of bringing the American troops home.

much like waiting for a hurricane to end, so as to pick up the peices.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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I know right? They are probably all dead or have been warned or something......you really should watch what you say and who you say it to nowadays cuz you just never know when they are gonna come for you next! sheesh what is the world coming to nowadays?????



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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The people do not protest anymore because the brave new world of 1984 is here.
Big brother is watching you.
The military/gestapo style police using all their power to crack down on protestesters and normal, law abiding citizens. The Police state is fully functional.
The constitution is gone, the laws are not worth the paper they are written on anymore.

Doublespeak is in place: The "ministry of Peace" is having "humanitarian mission" and "spreading democracy" in Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and on US soil.

It's not about Dems or Reps anymore.

Read the decalaration of independence:


That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


Think about it, or go on taking your Soma and do what your TV tells you to do.



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